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Pai Gow Poker Pai Gow is a fairly complicated casino game played between dealer and up to seven players. It is played with a joker which counts as either an ace or any card required to complete a flush or straight. There are two variations in hand ranks compared to standard poker rankings, highest hand is five Aces and straight A2345 is ranked second to AKQJT. The players and dealer are dealt seven cards each which they split into two hands of five and two. The five card hand must be better than two card hand. The dealer then shows his cards and plays against each player, dealer’s five card hand against player’s five card hand and dealer’s two card hand against player’s two card hand.
If dealer wins both hands he wins. If player wins both hands he wins. If each player wins one hand there’s a “push” which means no money changes hands. If any hand is tied dealer wins it, so: Dealer/Tie – dealer wins. Player/Tie – push. Tie/Tie – dealer wins.
Texas Holdem By far most popular poker game in world today, probably because it is very simple to learn but extremely difficult to master. Two cards are dealt to each player, then three face up on table (the flop), another face up on table (the turn), then a final card face up on table known as river. Players use their own two (hole) cards and any three from table to make best five card hand. There is a round of betting before flop then before turn and river, and finally after river card is dealt.
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